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October 18, 2014

South Indian Diwali Sweets & Snacks Recipes

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Here is the list of Diwali sweets and snacks recipes commonly prepared in every Indian house. Most of them shared here are South Indian sweets and there are very few North Indian recipes as well.

 Diwali has arrived and its just 1 day to go ! I am so much excited to celebrate this year's Diwali as we are celebrating it in our own house :)  “Its a very special Diwaliiiiii !! for me “, Full of fun, new dress, mehandi ( I put mehandi every year only during Diwali) , sweets, crackers and special TV programmes. This is what comes to my mind when I think about Diwali. 

As I am celebrating here for the first time, I asked Diwali pooja/celebration procedure from my MIL and shared the same here along with collection of Indian especially south Indian diwali sweets & savouries recipes from my blog.Coming to Diwali celebration procedures : On the eve of Diwali, we burn crackers till 8.30 night and then we start to prepare suzhiyan, adhirasam & stack it in a box. We wash & decorate the diyas and other pooja items, put rangolis in house entrance and in pooja room & keep everything ready. In a big plate, we arrange all the new dress by keeping turmeric & kumkum in a corner of the dress.

 On Diwali day, we ladies wake up early in the morning around 4 AM, wash the face, light the lamp and keep a small bowl of oil & shikai powder in pooja room. The elder( my FIL) in our home apply little oil and keep a pinch of shikai on our head for sastram. Then we take bath and wear some old clothes.
We ladies enter the kitchen and start to make vada, bajji, idli & sambar. In the mean time, my FIL keep flowers for all the idols and keep the pooja room ready. 

After making all neivedyam recipes,we place 2 banana leaves (one for veetu theivam and another one for magamaayi). We serve all the sweets along with vada, suzhiyan, adhirasam and Idli. No need to keep sambar.We also keep some fruits & thamboolam. Then eldest person(my FIL) in the family do the pooja and give dresses to everyone. 

We wear the new dress and start to burn crackers.  After burning crackers for an hour,we have breakfast( Idli sambar) along with diwali sweets & savouries in banana leaf.In the above picture, I have shared our last year’s Diwali breakfast menu.

After breakfast, we watch all the special programmes in TV & enjoy the whole day without cooking. Every body will have the sweets, snacks, vadai suzhiyan & adhirasam as food for the whole day. This is how we celebrate our Diwali.
Coming to Diwali recipes list, here I have shared the links of all the sweets,savouries & diwali neivedyam recipes like idli, vada, bajji with chutney and sambar recipes & Inji legiyam/Ginger lehiyam in one page for easy refernce. I am yet to post some sweets & snacks . I will include them here as soon as I post it. Most of these sweets need preparation time of 15 to 45 minutes. Lets see the diwali recipes collection below :)

Here is the video for 4 easy sweets & snacks recipes for beginners.

4 easy diwali snacks

Indian Diwali sweets recipes

Indian Diwali sweets recipes Collection of Indian Diwali sweets & savouries recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet,Snacks
Serves: -
Prep time: 10-30 Minutes
Cook time: 10-30 Minutes
Total time: 1Hour

Main ingredients for sweets
Main ingredients for Snacks




 besan ladoo 




Butter badusha/Balushahi Corn flour halwa/Karachi Halwa Dates & Nuts Roll

Kasi halwa / Ash gourd halwa Easy atta ladoo Gulab jamunTirunelveli halwaAshoka halwa Muscoth halwa


    Manapparai Murukku recipe
Kara sev recipe Pulippu murukku Magizhampoo murukku 



Last but not the least,Inji legiyam & Diwali marundhu recipes for easy digestion of diwali snacks & sweets :)
 Diwali legiyam

Wish you all a very happy & safe Diwali celebration .Hope you try these recipes & mail me your feedback !

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Unknown said...

Soooo nice and colorful.

Unknown said...

Happy Diwali Chitra. :) Even I do mehandi only for diwali :) Still missing maruthani which we make from leaves... :)
Good collections of recipes in one place:)

Sangeetha M said...

wow...delicious and colorful recipes...nice compilation Chitra!

Unknown said...

Wow a plateful of varieties,I love them,happy Diwali chitra

Gloria Fernandes said...

Happy Diwali to you too..Lovely collection of recipes.. All look so good

Unknown said...

Akka, the most important recipe was that inji leggiyam for easy digestion. You r d best kas :)

Chitra said...

Thanks Da :)

Unknown said...

amazing recipes ! Great work

Chitra said...

Thank you :)

Unknown said...

Yummy recipes thanks for posting

Unknown said...

Super Chitra.Amazing
Happy Diwali